posted on March 9, 2007 at 7:48 pm

good morning fiendss
7 01 here in nth bondi
lassanite hadda strange time
i was asked by matt from lovetones
to be special guest for show in oxford st “the spectrum”
so i turned up at 7 30 after dropping in on mwp
and discussing another “show biz” offer we keep getting
oh my fiendss
not all publicity IS good publicity
i tried so hard to steer my band clear of schmaltz
n bullshit n award ceremonies n quiz fucking shows
you know last time i checked
renaissance men werent doing quiz shows
aint it funny how they always wanna getcha down to their level
ok the chirch maybe the most spectacularly unsuccessful band
in the history of music
no doubt largely due to my hopeless songs
my squeaky voice
and my ugliness
and now my ridicul;ous olde age
but one thing about los chirchos hombres
we got integrity
we put the gritty into integrity actually
we have tried so so hard not to be part of something silly
something that negated every lyric i ever wrote
something controlled by a buncha people
who are the antithesis made flesh
of every note i ever plucked n let go into eternity
and now
and now
we get these offers
i cant say what they are
you can use yer imagination cant ya?
and so many say
looky looky nevets yeblik
do ya wanna kick a big goal and jus’ do this, please
and nevets is saying
uh um im not so certain..but…errr…hang on…wait there
so every time ya see me do something really cheezy
just remember the other 9 i said no to
besides i dont think being a knight
(i am english after all)
i dont think being a knight n playing the bass are mutually exclusive
do you?
i end up doing a soundcheck
and then drifting round oxford street
which is the gay area
and you see lotsa fellas holding hands
aw how sweet they must be real good friends
and theres yoga studios
sex shoppes
2 dollar shops
cd shops (almost empty)
a million cafes n restys
pubs for working class oiks like me
and a loada other boutiquey bullshitty things
i end up in the park quietly smokin my pot
when 2 coppers come riding along
on pushbikes shining torches
as luck wood have it
ive just finished said number
so i just drops it down the drain
the coppers bike up
and sniff the air suspiciously
but seeing theyre both about 21
and im about 52
i mean it just must be embarrassing to arrest some old ‘ippy
for blowing a bone in le parc
its about as dangerous n threatening
as a cornered snail
so the cops after a little tut tutting
ride off to catch some real baddies
(and theyre out there, baybee!)
so i go off to la gig
i chat to matt outside
a nice cat
i get up to do my gig
there aint too many people here really
maybe 40 or 50
anyway i start playing
my 12 string sounds nice
i start with neverness hoax
i enjoy hearing my deep voice reverberate round the room
“have i told ya bout the neverness hoax?”
and i can feel the spell out there
taking over me
doin’ all the work
the words flowin down to my throat
you can hear the experience in my voice now
you can hear the wear n tear off my life
but my voice also says
these songs are sung with love n care
because i can insinuate things with my voice
with my phrasing
with inflections n vibrato n whispering n falsetto
i can tell more stories than one
in one song
and the lyrics to this song are kinda interesting
it aint fuckin’ bouy meats gurl thats for sure
anyway i get started
and blow me down
if there aint a large dark haired lady
carrying on a conversation
at screaming pitch
like unbeleavably loud
shes ….screaming
suddenly before i know it
nevets stops the songy
and spits the dummy
and accosts the “lady” in a nasty tone
nevets: madame could you have yer conversation elsewhere
her: no i wanna talk here
nevets : why not over there or wait till im finished
her : no i wanna talk here
nevets tries playing song again
but the “lady”s got her back to us n shes screaming
at the top of her shrill ‘orrible bleatin’ voice
oh the shame
oh the crime
for nevets deep dulcet tones to be rudely crudely interrupted
by this female oaf…an oaffette
any way nevets stops the song
nevets :i wish youd shutup n go away
oaffette : you cant stop me…youre just the guy from the church
uh oh
nevets sniffs a set up here
i mean she said that with all the practiced assurance
that ive noticed in my kids when theyre trying out
some new complaint theyve heard
it always smacks of rehearsal
and quite clearly our “lady” had prepared this
you see
this was her scene
and i couldnt come in here n boss her around
a guy from audience tells her to shut up
she says to me
is he your only friend here
nevets : yes thats right you philistine
someone in crowd yells
hes got lots of friends here
the crowd cheer
nevets: look here lady lets have some democracy in action
who wants the lady to talk?
a complete silence
a negation of sound
who wants to hear me play my stupid song
much cheering and a resounding YES!
her: i dont care im gonna stand here n talk
people start pulling on her garments
but she stays put
then nevets notices that mosta the little group shes
been screaming to
have mostly drifted away
to avoid being roped in to this fiasco
but one slightly dopey looking geezer remains
nevets addresses him:
and what about you me olde mate
standing there like a great useless puddin’ listening to her tripe
suddenly the ineffectual gormless fop skedaddles
hes not up for being abused by some angry old sod up on stage
so he pisses off
ha ha ha
this leaves our screaming friend
with no one left to scream to
so she simply has no choice but to mercifully
the rest of the gig was then good
i made up some stupid stuff
this is my new thing
making stuff up on the spot
its the acid test of a genius
straight off the top of my head
i just let the muse straight outta her box
anyway they all enjoyed it
and i must admit im pretty damn entertaining
in a showbiz anti hero kinda way
i like the way my voice is going
and i gotta million songs
tho i always do the same old bunch
as an artist i still feel im on the brink of some
breath taking discovery
but it only gets revealed to me bit by bit
over the years
i am wry kind cynical nasty friendly experienced naive
i am totally confident that while there are bigger n better geezas out there
that no one is dishing up my kettle of fish
cos im in control
forget all the bullshit
as a human im just a flawed weak bloke struggling along
but as a writer painter singer player actor
oh im just getting going
and ive put in this long hard apprenticeship
30 odd years
but now baby
im a master
dig it
its monstrously vain
of me to declare it so
but im confident that i can tackle
any esoteric conundrum
that i can come up with brilliant stuff
non stop
off the cuff
quick as ya like
just like this blogge
there it is!
muse: you big headed old self congratulatory bastard
mum: gee you aint ‘alf got tickets on yerself, sonny jim
the chirch : we’re gonna be sick
syncophants : go killer!
elephants : hes trumpeting himself again
angry readers : blah blah blah
nevets yeblik : fair enough
john garratt : something pragmatic
most of the world : yawn
insert own entity here : insert own phrase here
so there it all is
a ridiculously immodest buncha baloney
i mean the funny thing is
it is all half true
its hard to be one of the best and keep quiet
(someone help him then)
i guess im just havin a delayed reaction
to the lady
and to walking round darlinghurst
for a cuppla hours
and to the joints
and the red bulls n vodkas
and the sauna
n the swim
n the walk along the promenade
and the long baffling joyful painful
careening life i led up to
walking on that stage lassanite
forgive me
forget me
im just trying to write a blogge
and make an ‘onest living
bring home the soy bacon
and keep a non asbestos roof over our heads
maybe one day we will walk in the sun (with adequate protection)
cos hippies like us
we were borne to blogge!
viva la blogge!

54 Responses to “hodge podge”

  1. avatar
    CSTCoach | 9 March 2007 at 9:21 pm #

    and ya know at least a small population of those very few in the world with taste are grateful to ya for not selling out. Very few of those renaissance men left. i aim to become one myself one o’ these days.

    the show sounded great, except for the inevitable talker. You know, diplomacy is fine and all, but i could show ya how to choke ’em out real quick. so quick no one would notice. there’d just be the sudden absence of squak. They’ll wake up at some table a few minutes later (or out on the street), no harm done. 😉


  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2007 at 9:22 pm #

    you will be pleased to know that this knob - – is at three while you languish at 70.

  3. avatar
    nickfiction | 9 March 2007 at 9:35 pm #

    SK i recall you scolding a drunk dumbass here in cleveland who was entirely ruining a great show…….. cops later threw him out . it’s like this …. did you pay the ticket to hear the music ? yes? then shut it !!!

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 9 March 2007 at 9:45 pm #

    There’s always ONE in the crowd sk, but you ALWAYS put the suckers right back in their place! I’ve never been to a gig of yours where the “oaf” or “oaffette” comes out on top..they always slink away wishing they hadn’t opened their stupid big mouths…ha ha!!
    And I do hope you come up with this brilliant stuff FOREVER, you’re one in a million sk! I love you!
    P.S. I heard a rumour that you’re coming back to Melby to launch the Mimesis cd before going O.S., a spoken word type of thing, is it true???????

  5. avatar
    veleska1970 | 9 March 2007 at 10:26 pm #

    **doubled over laughing**

    ok..ok….steve ya killin’ me. this is the funniest read i’ve had in ages, here or anywhere. and how rude~~she knew who you were and STILL ran her idiot mouth. if she dislike dyou so much, she should have just got up and left. but in rallying the support of the troops, though, y’all flat showed her!!

    “insert own entity here : insert own phrase here”…ok:
    veleska1970: KILBEY, YOU ROCK!!!

  6. avatar
    Centuryhouse | 9 March 2007 at 10:30 pm #

    “but im confident that i can tackle
    any esoteric conundrum
    that i can come up with brilliant stuff
    non stop”

    Good for you Steve, I believe you can. While lower profile and more unknown than ever, I have the same feeling & belief about my music. Something about that muse…

    Your handling of the female squawker was brilliant. I’d love to see a replay or video footage of that!


  7. avatar
    verdelay | 9 March 2007 at 10:42 pm #

    Viva, mate.

    Right on.

  8. avatar
    davem | 9 March 2007 at 10:45 pm #

    Arise sir Nevets of Welwyn Garden City.
    Keep doing hwat you’re doing. Immodest it may be. Platinum it ain’t but at the risk of being sychophantic “go killer”.
    Yer art makes life that bit more meaningful. Fuck knows what i’d do when there wasn’t a tour and album every couple of years. You illuminate the beautiful parts of life and drown out the mundane.
    I hope there isn’t anyone like that woman at Islington or Brighton. I’m dealing with my anger but there’s a limit….
    BTW I’m kind of growing into the idea of a Church bag. Hope there are some on the merch stand in blighty!

  9. avatar
    Samosanx | 9 March 2007 at 10:52 pm #

    well well; good morning!
    I don’t regard myself as a sycophant but on this occasion I have to say “Go Killer!”

    Your honesty is part of your integrity which I (we all) value so highly.

    Which other musicians do we hear this from? None! They all say “aaahhh, well i hope the punters enjoyed it”, or some false modest thing. When they get hooked up by the gear or drink or coke they go away and “rest”, or to 12 step rehab – and after they don’t reveal much.

    You share the joy AND the grit.

    Now where is that “shit-hot musician” badge we wore round darlinghurst in the late eighties?

    Somewhow I’m reminded of one night when Ian Rilen jumped off the stage with his bass to stoush a bloke in the crowd who was being mean to me, whilst still playing of course.
    Another musical Knight.

    Koala Girl, are you okay?

  10. avatar
    isolde | 9 March 2007 at 11:17 pm #

    sk if you go on that quiz show i’ll never spick to you again but if you go on the other quiz show i reckon you’d be a wiz if ever a wiz there woz

  11. avatar
    syrinx | 9 March 2007 at 11:27 pm #

    Great story. She had an agenda, definitely. Back when you were doing your acoustic US tourblog I couldn’t fathom the folk who would talk the whole show. Other than the drunk ones. I would probably say that I waited so long between Starfish and Uninvited that it wouldn’t occur to me to blah blah blah, except for the excited asides to my seatmates, and there were plenty of those excited asides.

    It took some age under my belt to realize people only affect me to the extent to which I let them. I laugh at needlessly irate or assholish people these days. Unless I come across someone being publically abused verbally by one of these types and then I find myself stepping in and doing that Leo thing.

    I had to learn it, though. Words and sticks and stones.

  12. avatar
    kat | 9 March 2007 at 11:48 pm #


    glad to hear the oafette & gormless fops didn’t ruin your nite, tho’ it wasn’t exactly the icing on the cake. too bad you couldn’t have pulled a cobain and accidentally taser her down with your bass.

    : careful with
    that axe/;]=~~~ SK!!!

  13. avatar
    Mr. Ricky | 10 March 2007 at 12:10 am #

    Oh MAN! That is SO funny!!!

    I really wish I got to see that show!

    Sounds like you had a good time!!!


  14. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 10 March 2007 at 12:29 am #

    just don’t go on “dancing with the scarz” or “australia’s next flop model”
    Would “wife swap” be innnteresting???

    I wonder…

    my cold had wrestled me to the ground, I’m starting to get back up, still I managed to sleep for 17 hours! Does that rank as a coma, technically speaking??


  15. avatar
    CeciliaGin | 10 March 2007 at 12:30 am #

    Hola Ricky,
    que onda contigo?

  16. avatar
    12str | 10 March 2007 at 12:47 am #

    new dimensions to everything…
    this blog turned my life around…you got me writing music again after years of just strumming along without reason…this blog gives me confidence to make a stand for the things i believe in….the honesty in your diary is so refreshing…sod the masquerade..f***k the straights and the world and reality they live in!their reality aint real…i just want to be a man with a life without chasing that illusion they call happiness…why keep on running in that cant buy it…

    min engelska är något begränsad..ledsen för det mannen! men tack ska du ha…
    välkommen till sverige…
    vi syns…


  17. avatar
    Symon | 10 March 2007 at 12:57 am #

    Full time score….

    Steve Kilbey 1…..Oafette Nil.

    I doubt she’ll back up for the return leg of this little fraca.

    reading le brilliant blogge…reptile from “siguiente” has just slid onto play…fucking awesome. Noooooo no no…not blowing smoke up yer ass…just calling it like it is. Your music makes all the difference.

    9 refusals outta 10…good strike rate that. I love princples…love em…but sometimes…just sometimes they don’t pay all the bills.

    tell eddie you support Collingwood and maybe the footy show will come calling…yoo hoo..Steve.

    No &^%$#&@ way…don’t sell yer soul…just be selective.

    SK…I can’t help but be so friggen envious of siddley to have yer voice….yer muse..yer wit…yer “showbiz anti hero” entertainment…Melby needs it.


  18. avatar
    triantelope | 10 March 2007 at 1:04 am #

    awww man… you shoulda mentioned you were playing on oxford street last night.

    I was actually in the neighbourhood, but had no idea…

  19. avatar
    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 10 March 2007 at 1:12 am #

    write on me esskay, viva la blogge!!! and me am sorry bout me weaving so many dreams, but me need LOVE like never before…
    Jonny Hollywood

  20. avatar
    the dean | 10 March 2007 at 1:29 am #

    that abc quizshow spicks and specks is absolute bollocks, demeaning. Why is it an offence for a person to take their art seriously?
    the sbs show at least has music nerds and singers get to sing, still don’t do it.
    All in all, gormless(such a descriptive word).

  21. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 2:43 am #

    “no one is dishing up my kettle of fish”
    they make soy fish ?

    Writer: wrote Trekky T’Pol goes to see The Church
    to be published in July

  22. avatar
    ...being here, doing this... | 10 March 2007 at 2:56 am #

    but one slightly dopey looking geezer remains
    nevets addresses him:
    and what about you me olde mate
    standing there like a great useless puddin’ listening to her tripe
    suddenly the ineffectual gormless fop skedaddles
    hes not up for being abused by some angry old sod up on stage
    so he pisses off

  23. avatar
    markm | 10 March 2007 at 3:26 am #

    steve you’re killin me!
    ps i think that oafette has been following me round at my last few gigs….she was certainly at the gaelic club last weekend.

  24. avatar
    sue cee | 10 March 2007 at 3:38 am #

    “muse: you big headed old self congratulatory bastard”


    Very funny blog sk. Wish I’d been there to stare the oafette down.

    BTW if its S&S dont do it! RW tho’, maybe, I love that one, if you flirt with Julia you’ll be right. Imagine the whole band there though, you guys bounce so well off each other. Do it for a blast,in the spirit of the show … but otherwise not. Will you feel good in the morning?!

    Your topic of expertise could be … (fill in the gap)

    Chris Bailey chose rocket science lol When I reminded him about it I dont think he could remember much 🙂


    ps If I’d known you were stalking the streets of Oxford I would’ve told you to visit my friend T who works in a sex shop (adult store) there, he would’ve let you have some quiet jazz in the comfort of their lounge, prob would’ve even provided it. Damn sorry, I’ve been out of touch lately. Only just heard about the gig recently, didnt realize it was there.

  25. avatar
    the crone | 10 March 2007 at 3:48 am #

    If it’s the Hall of Fame, just accept gracefully. That’s not selling out. That’s just recognition. Have no fear – credibility is already here.

    If it’s Coke, tell them to ram their black fluid where the sun never shines.

  26. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 4:00 am #

    Another great blog today. Yes, you have many friends out here too!

  27. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 4:27 am #

    “Nevets let me in, I wanna be your friend
    I want to guard your dreams and visions
    Just wrap your vowels round these velvet dreams
    And strap your adjectives across my search engines
    Together we could break this trap
    Well run till we drop, baby we’ll never go back
    Will you walk with me out on the wire
    `cause babe Im just a scared and lonely rider
    But I gotta find out how it feels
    I want to know if love is wild, man I want to know if love is real

    The information highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance external hard-drive
    Everybodys out on the run tonight but theres no place left to hide
    Together Steve we’ll live with the sadness
    Ill love you with all the madness in my soul
    Someday babe I dont know when were gonna get to that place
    Where we really want to go and we’ll walk in the sun
    But till then tramps like us baby we were born to blog ..oh oh oh oh oh ohhhhh oh oh oh oh oh ohhh”

    with apologies to springsteen 🙂

  28. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 4:50 am #

    nice read sk.

  29. avatar
    captainmission | 10 March 2007 at 5:30 am #

    at the risk of being a phyco pants, blah blah blah
    good story, i wish i’d have known you was playing i would have come along….as for tv shows, mbes. hall o fames, coke ads, i guess ya just gotta trust yr instincts, and keep the gritty in. nice one.

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 5:50 am #

    ~Thanx for bein’ you~


  31. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 6:18 am #

    i forgive you, cant forget you
    you know who

  32. avatar
    eek | 10 March 2007 at 8:30 am #

    Loved the oafette story. Great when the jerks aren’t able to ruin it for everyone else, no matter how hard they try.

    And I also thank you for keeping your integrity instead of whoring yourself out for every show biz offer. You’d be a different — and lesser — band (and individual) if you dove headlong in to that tripe.

    Having said that I do understand and appreciate the need to balance your integrity with actually making a living, so the occasional show biz forays are acceptable.

  33. avatar
    fantasticandy | 10 March 2007 at 10:56 am #

    never forget,you big headed old git,
    ‘you’re just the guy from the church’.
    she damn well knew who you were though didn’t she!
    andy L.

  34. avatar
    Krissythegroupie | 10 March 2007 at 12:47 pm #

    krissythegroupie: unnecessary Mac reference

    Syncophant awayyyy!

  35. avatar
    Melquiades | 10 March 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    you definitely put the gritty in integrity.

    Just checked out The Lovetones. quite a band.

  36. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 1:06 pm #

    i glow thought heater,…im almost soft

  37. avatar
    Tim | 10 March 2007 at 1:11 pm #

    Its easy to mistake arrogance for confidence…not in your case..But at least you admit it.

    A very funny post… I enjoy you blog…I enjoy your tunes…I like some of your paintings..

    But that all goes away if a church tune winds up in a tampon commercial…

    If you don’t have your integrity, ya have nothing.

    Cheers from Canada

  38. avatar
    metal_petal | 10 March 2007 at 1:19 pm #

    Nah – go on Rockwizz or Spicks and Specks. You or MWP would be hilarious. They could do space rock specials, It would be revolutionary.

    And as for the talker squawker, it has to be said that Australian women’s voices are getting louder, and flat vowel sounds getting trapped in the top of the throat, resulting in a really, really nasty thing to listen to.

    I think I may have even made a new year’s resolution to go and get singing lessons or something so I don’t end up like that.

    Unfortunately, it went the way of all my other new years resolutions. How did Marie Antionette eat all that cake and stay that thin, I ask you?

    Keep on doing what you do so well.

  39. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 2:22 pm #

    thanks belfrank, for your comments at the end of “the stuff that dreams are made of” on thursday, after my question to SK at the end of the other comments. You do have some good points and certainly a very tolerant and accepting outlook. but i wasn’t saying SK was stupid, quite the opposite. the man is certainly very bright. and certainly not naive about drugs. neither is he weak. quite the reverse, i believe; he has kept a band going for 27 years for a start. i expect he is very strong indeed. no, i would like him to answer the question of why he said yes to heroin. i commented that i believed there was more to it than just not liking himself. i think it’s a fair question. taking that drug is somewhere in the same train of mind as committing suicide after all. it affects your entire family and all your friends and workmates. i said
    “thankyou. it’s really brave and important that you’re doing this. but one thing i don’t understand …when you weren’t stupid, you knew heroin was as addictive as hell, and that getting addicted would turn you into the kind of skinny, snivelling, lying, rotting, desperate, wheedling, manipulative, corrupted thief we see dropping needles down back alleys in every town in every country in the world, spreading aids and hepatitus as he or she goes …why didn’t you stay off that one drug at least? were you so uncaring about your own life and those of your family? did you do it to show you didn’t care? you say you didn’t like yourself, but man, why not go see a counsellor, or talk to a pastor or something? why snort, then shoot up smack? it wasn’t like you DIDN’T KNOW that it was the most addictive drug around in those days. was it a giant fuck you to the world? or did you want to die? were you needing someone or something to control you so bad you turned to smack, like some powerful men pay to be chained up and beaten? what was the real reason an intelligent, highly informed man went anywhere near that slime? why did you make yourself a junkie steven? “
    forgive me if it seems i being a bit rough. i believe steven himself likes to get to the very heart of the matter. he is a brave ulysses sailing the voyage of himself. and that is why i ask.

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 4:03 pm #

    I deal with the same thing..rude idiots…while I’m teaching..all day long…never ends..thats the stupid stupid whirled for ya…note: make as much money as you can, in any decent way…go ahead, we already know your conscience…the world is a Joke…dont take it all too seriously if ya can…do your part and build some seperation…its the only way, esp these days.. Kool Moe Dee in Atx…this morning i dreamt of Mexican gang-kids chasing after me with guns and knives…I feel Calamity Jane in my blood…

  41. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 4:28 pm #

    beautiful and longish blog. excellent stuff. the cops bit is so untrue of what it’s like in the states. they would love to rough-up the olde hippy.

    i think you should shush every last talker.


  42. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 6:13 pm #

    hi sk
    viva la blogge
    viva la gritty
    viva tu sk

  43. avatar
    robert madore | 10 March 2007 at 7:17 pm #

    Nice one Steve.

    (speaking of Darlinghurst)What’d you think of the last Go Betweens album??

  44. avatar
    eek | 10 March 2007 at 8:59 pm #

    anon at 1:22am — I’d like to ask you why you became such a judgemental little fuck. Do tell.

  45. avatar
    looking out my window i see the moon | 10 March 2007 at 9:12 pm #

    hy else would
    it, we, her (the muse)
    follow you the way it, we, her does?

    you live in that
    same city that you’ve been
    building all these years,
    and comon’ man,

    your light as a feather,

    and if there’s nasty weather,
    you’ve got your city

    man, would you have it anyother way?

    you know not many of us live there,
    you know i’m not there
    most of the time…

    i’m a sorry fellow, but i’ve got
    you telling me
    what you see
    on the inside…

    sorry i borrowed your
    ryme, but that aint no crime,
    man, just hope i did some


    just once,

    thats all.

  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 10 March 2007 at 9:48 pm #


    Loose your dignity and do the quizz show, i reckon you’d be fucking hilarious,

    As for the Rude lady nice work removing said woman!


  47. avatar
    don joe | 10 March 2007 at 10:49 pm #

    that was very very funny! wish i was there to hound thy hag!! and Steve, u can put it up infucking neon if u like all over the place. YOU ARE A MASTER. nothing wrong with saying so. be compromising your inte-gritty otherwise and doing that sucks loads (like oxford st. pun intended)
    So rejoice and bask in what u have created. It’s another thing i am envious of.

    don joe

  48. avatar
    isolde | 11 March 2007 at 12:46 am #

    mmm 1.22 re your question, i am not presuming to answer for sk, but i think its interesting its all about this question of deliberateness really, i know its hard to understand but people don’t go out deliberately hurting themselves and others, its just that you catch something – addiction for example or a disease like stds or aids or leprosy or somehow end up in desperate poverty – and then all of a sudden you’ve become something else, something you could never have imagined happening, a wreck on the edge… ok so you went perilously close to danger but you believed, innocently and naively as a human in your own invulnerability. this kind of crazy bravery is what fuels the great things humans do, after all

    so everything is not always deliberate, like this talking lady at the show, she was probably unaware, most people are completely unaware of how offensive they are – and then she felt she had to defend herself … that’s why its always good to give someone the benefit of the doubt, if you believe they are out to get you and attack them, or they’ve disappinted you in some way, it pushes them into a corner.

    often kids too are just on auto replay, just cos they say something bloody annoying doesn’t mean they understand the connotations of it, to them its just like the words of a stupid song or something cheeky they heard on tv, they haven’t developed the empathy part of their nature yet, so as a parent its best not to take it personally, not that i’m a parent but i remember being a child.

    so anyway 1.22 maybe one day you’ll see that not everything can be foreseen or calculated, just cos you know in theory about something you never think the reality is going to touch you and its quite a shock when it does

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    JJ | 11 March 2007 at 5:11 am #

    Forget you? You’re unforgettable baybee, and FULL’O integrity and that’s why I’m still around proudly standing among the sycophant’s ranks, yelling “go killer!”

    I kind of like it and smile when you let your ego fly, ’cause….well, it’s backed up by songs and lyrics and output like no one else at your stage in life. You show a bit too much awareness on age, your age, my age (also 52) but I understand it. It’s no shame though.

    A fellow aging, but proud, Hippie.

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    Celticat | 11 March 2007 at 5:38 am #

    Loved it Steve – great read and belly laugh.

    Eek – “Bravo!”


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    Anonymous | 11 March 2007 at 1:53 pm #

    its one thin to push veganismon your fans but to bash gays is just plain stupid

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    Sunshine | 11 March 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    at the risk of being labelled a sycophant… Bravo! I cannot stand rude, calculating people! They’re a pox on society.

    I’m gritting my teeth presently, trying not to respond to the “just plain stupid” person above me. Why must people insist on being shitstarters? Is it something we’re born with, or is it learned behavior? I hope it’s not contageous.


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    relic | 12 March 2007 at 8:29 am #

    I didnt see it as gay bashing killah

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    gator | 12 March 2007 at 7:57 pm #

    i never seen the word ‘oiks’ before and now i’ve read it twiceinaday. freaktendency/strangeconcurrency.

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